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the deficit. >> of mitt romney will bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> republicans insisting it is time to tighten our fiscal belt if we are serious about the recovery based on what they call a more realistic math. new numbers is coming in now we see a mitt romney is up one. in virginia -- one point in virginia. that is a significant shift. >> thank you. on monday, at mitt romney will be back in virginia giving a speech in lexington. on tuesday, michelle obama will be in loudoun county. >> the president's campaign fund-raising hit a record high. sources say he raised close to $150 million in september more than any previous month and in the campaign this election cycle. mitt romney has yet to report his september numbers. he raised $112 million in august. >> and change is coming for the weather. it looks like this season's are going to change in terms of the temperatures. after it temperatures in the 70's and 80's, we are headed into fall weather. >> here in the belfort to furniture weather center, we're going to go from summer time to the first taste of winter weather. look
in florida. he's now behind by just one point. still way down in ohio. but in virginia, romney's down by just two. with a lot on the line in past debates, romney's done well. >> going up against mitt romney is not a fun thing. he's got the facts. he drills you, stays, tenacious. >> reporter: and sometimes aggressive. >> don't use a term like that. >> reporter: aides admit barack obama in debates can sound like a professorial know it all. >> i understand the broader point that senator clinton has been trying to make over the last several weeks. >> reporter: tonight's format is from 2008, two podiums, moderator jim lehrer, 90 minutes, no breaks. a back-and-forth on domestic issues with possible fireworks. >> i think you're going to see both of them be more aggressive than either of their campaigns have predicted, because the stakes are pretty high. >> reporter: the contest could get even tighter after tonight's clash. but most here in denver agree, this race could be decided by this debate. at the university of denver, i'm steve handelsman, news4. now back to you. >>> you can watch tonight's de
is ticking down to wednesday's presidennial debate with president ooama and mitt romney getting ready po go head-to-hhad for the first timeeand their is best prepared.i think both are excellent in their own way. i think youucould argue that mittthas had a lot more but alsoo candy, parr of it depends on who is moderating.. he's bben through at least 20 debates in the course of the primaries, and newt gingrich himself said just he other day, he's the best debater. he beat all of them. tim pawlenty, a republiccn said &pdebatermitt romney used senator rob pprtman of ohio to act as his opponent while preparing for the debate.... of romney stand-in...for role - presidenttobama. the &ppresident has a day joo, the hhs not had the time to practicee all e hear about is that mitt romney's been practiccng, practicingg practicing wherever he goes. i think mitt romney is going to come in there very prepared, he's going to do &pvery well because he's done very well in all of the debates major reakthrough, yyu know, a comment. that doesn't happen very often. it happened witt rragan and mondale. it ha
. >>>. the first presidential debate is in denver on wednesday. president obama and romney hunkered down for practice. americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose. in a abc news washington post poll, out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect the president to win. this is the biggest lead so far when it comes to overall voter expectation. the debate could be a pivotal turning point for romney and his campaign. >> i have confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you will shake your head saying it's a brand new race. >> mitt romney keeps hammering the president's foreign policy and romney says the current administration has been at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. >>> five things to know before heading out the door on monday morning. two americans died during the weekend in afghanistan and it happened during the fire fight at a u.s. checkpoint. since the beginning of the military operation in the country 11 years ago, 2000 means have been killed. >>> gm drivers the automaker is recalling 40,000 cars and suvs, the problem
down the argument. >> reporter: the president and romney finally went head to head. right out of the gate the candidates boiled down their economic arguments. >> governor romney, has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, go toward the wealthy and roll back regulation that we will be better off. i have a different view. >> the president has a view similar to the one he had when he ran four years ago. if you will trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer former. >> reporter: his comments about the 47% have taken a toll on his campaign. even before that leaked video show that americans think he favors the wealthy. tonight he wanted to try to change that perspective. >> the people who are having the hard time right now are middle income americans. under the president's policies they have been buried. they are just being crushed. i will not under any circumstances race taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president said he doesn't have the right answer and romney can't keep his goal of cutting taxes without hurting the middle class. >> now
the debate. jay wrote romney hands down. obama is nothing but rhetoric. ofasso wrote obama was clearber what he is going do for us. we're still not sure what romney will do and jessica wrote in the middle here. debate is not about winning or losing at this point. we want to hear what you think about the debate. tell us on our facebook page. easy, go to -- search for my fox dc. >> another topic after the debate is the fate of big bird. last night, mitt romney said he would cut funding to pbs to bring down the deficit adding he liked the sesame street character big bird but not at a steep price. take a look. >> i'm s jim, i will stop the subsidy to pbs and other things. i like pbs and big bird, i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> following the statement, big bird fans flocked to twitter and facebook defending the sesame character and some parody accounts popped up, posting spoof photos of big bird and others, some too risky for tv news. the post debate coverage continues on click on the fact checke
romney. both campaigns are playing down expectations. they also say the debates could be a turning point in the election. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has more. >> reporter: at the university of denver final touches are underway for wednesday's first presidential debate. >> what you'll see is governor romney and president obama standing at podiums on the stage. >> reporter: taking a break from those debate preps, though, the president delivered pizzas to his las vegas campaign office and made calls to drum up votes. >> when i tried this down in florida, there was one woman who wouldn't believe it was me. >> reporter: already in colorado meanwhile mitt romney received the endorsement of former denver broncos quarterback john elway. >> i look forward to these debates. i'm delighted we're going to have three debates. it will be a conversation with the american people. >> reporter: ahead of these debates fox 5 talked to top officials from the romney and obama campaigns about their predebate goals. >> governor romney a little bit more comfortable with the format. >> reporter: romney's senior s
of obama as the commander in cheesm. >> and romney? >> romney is really laying it down and being very detailed for once. >> my mind was already made up. but i became a lot more informed. >> i like when they're talking about the health care stuff. and about the middle class. because i'm middle class, so a lot of that stuff affects me. >> president obama plans on campaigning on the george mason campus tomorrow. and we'll have much more on last night's debate throughout the morning. mark murray will join us later in the morning to break down what the candidates needed to accomplish and whether they were successful. >>> right now, though, some breaking news. >> good morning. turkey has renewed strikes on syria after an attack that left five people dead. we just got some video into the newsroom we can show you now. turkish artillery hit a border town striking several syrian soldiers. attacks started wednesday after a mortar bomb struck. turkey has no intention of declaring war on syria. >>> right now, two separate searches are under way in our region for two missing teenagers. 17-year-old
or break week for president obama and governor romney. hunk eering down, cramming for e big debate. what are the secrets to land the knockout punch? >>> peanut butter, a massive recall expanding tonight. we'll tell you which symptoms could spell trouble. >>> and, oscar stunner. the new host for the academy awards. not a movie star. why fans of the "family guy" are having the last laugh tonight. >> victory is mine! >>> good evening from "world news." and we begin with breaking news. an american airlines plane has been forced to land urn strannd strange circumstances. a whole row of seats shaken loose. passengers upended. and this is the second time seats have come loose and forced a landing in three days. so, what is going on? for the latest on what happened today, let's go right to abc's senior national correspondent, jim avila. >> 685, what can i do for you? >> roger. got an unusual one for you. >> reporter: no one can remember this happening before. not passengers, so rattled they didn't want to be identified. >> the seats flipped backwards and so people were essentially on the laps of
of regulations while cracking down on sesame street. mitt romney is visiting a machinery company in abbingdon. yesterday he and his running mate paul ryan received an endorsement from the national rifle association. they also tried to build on the debate with more attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why the next four years are possibly going to be better than the last four years. he doesn't seem to be able to spl explain that because he has the same policies he had the last four years. >> later on, romney will head to another swing state, florida, for a rally in st. petersburg. >>> if romney did gain an advantage from his debate performance, he had the biggest audience watching. the nielsen ratings company said an estimated 67.2 million people tuned in for the debate. it's the largest audience for a debate since bill clinton, george bush, and ross perot faced off in 1992. the biggest was for joe biden and sarah palin that attracted 70 million viewers. democrat tim kaine is leading governor george allen in fund-raising. the former governor raised
conference in colorado welcomed mitt romney with thunderous applause on thursday. the unscheduled stop was a victory lap of sorts, following a strong performance at the first presidential debate. >> trickle down government that the president proposes, it is one where he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. i want to keep the taxes down on small business so we can create jobs. >> reporter: an instant cbs news poll on the uncommitted voters showed romney won the first debate by a margin of 2- 1. speaking on thursday he continues to draw contrast with the president. >> we don't measure compassion by how many people we can put on food stamps. but we measure it by how many people you can get a good job to get off of food stamps. >> reporter: president obama came out swinging thursday, something critics say he should have done at the debates. >> the presidented told a crowd of supporters in denver a different challenger showed up wednesday night. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year. promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that will pay
-off at the university of denver, both candidates are hunkering down. president obama in vegas. >> governor romney is a good debater. i am just ok. >> mitt romney releasing this op-ed about foreign-policy. >> they're trying to be as real as possible. mitt romney has been wearing a suit and tie. trying to get those answers crisp and appealing. >> the republican nominee trailing the president in a new battleground poll. >> obama has the upper hand, but it is close enough that with a strong performance on wednesday, he could take the lead in the national polls. >> in washington post poll shows the majority of voters think the president will win wednesday's debate even though the race remains tight. >> you have a very close election nationally, obama does have the edge in the key swing states. >> some of the reasons for the disparity. >> there's so much voter bloc and. many people have made up their minds. -- lock-in. many people have made up their minds. >> obama has an 11-point lead in swing states. >> metv is coming to wbal +. the network features a wide range of classic programs for all audiences.
romney feels he's got the ammunition. he's got the data. the concern among some of the romney supporters is he doesn't walk out on the data. he's got it down cold. the criticism is he hasn't brought passion to the argument and he's the guy to lead the change. expect him to throttle on the weakness of this recovery. expect the president to come back and show with the latest jobs figures and others that has been moving in the right direction, that the trend is his friend. they're each going to look at the same thing, selling it differently. >> are there some concerns in the president's camp, similar concerns to those in the romney camp? because the president, though he brings passion, he can be wonky and goes on with the answers. >> reporter: who am i to judge people on being dull? there is a concern that boeing of these guys -- the president is a gifted, eloquent speaker. the wrap on romney is he's not, but smart. but the point is here, sometimes you have to get to the point and keep it very simple. there was talk in 1980 about ronald reagan was personally insulted by the mischaracterrati
,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. . >>> how about some good news? a rare opportunity for some of to you get what is essentially free money to help you put a downpayment on a home. sounds almost too good to be true, right? it's not. bob barnard is here to explain. bob? >> reporter: the bank with the goods is wells fargo investing seven million dollars and offering 350 loans of $20,000 each to low and moderate income individuals and families. lons that over time lones that over time turn into gifts. you want to buy a home but can't afford the downpayment. that is okay. if you want to live in the district or prince georges county, there is some free money out there to help you. >> an opportunity to provide individuals who may not have been able to purchase a home in any other manner to have assistance so they can enjoy home ownership. >> reporter: thanks to wells fargo, t.t. williams davis is leaving the washington convention center with a $20,000
romney understand, we can't rebuild tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> feeling really fall-like overnight. >> 53 degrees in our studios as we look out over the nation's capital. tom kierein with weather and traffic on the ones. >>> around the area, patchy dense fog in the rural areas. watch out for that. quantico, hometown forecast, by 6:00 this morning, it will be in the low 50s there with patchy fog and a few clouds around. by noontime, up into the mid-60s and partly sunny. for the entire region hour by hour, midafternoon ought to hit near 70 degrees with increasing clouds. cloudy mid to late afternoon, back down to the mid-60s by late afternoon. by midnight tonight, here's your evening planner. expect rain to move in. it may cause a delay for the nationals game. that rain likely moving in by 10:00 p.m. could be a few sprinkles moving up from the south by as early as 8:00. certainly by 10:00 to midnight that rain moving in. a look at the rest of the week and the weekend in ten minutes. a look at t
get knocked down, but i get up again ♪ unr sweatshop nditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? >>> making headlines this morning, for the first time a team of fbi agents has arrived in benghazi and has already left the city. the agency is investigating last month's deadly attack on the american consulate. they have 60 days to issue a report. >>> police say it was a miracle no one was seriously hurt after this school bus plunged over a texas highway overpass, falling more than 15 feet. investigators say the bus was clipped by a car and landed on the door stop of a hotel below the overpass. one child and two adults were on board. they are all in stable condition. >>> more fallout from two recent incidents involving loose seats on american airlines flights. while american scrambles to fix the problem, it's canceled 44 flights for today. yesterday airline officials began pulling nearly 50 planes ou
office a, unemployment has fallen below 8%. meanwhile, mitt romney was also campaigning in the common wealth where he down played the drop in the rate. danielle lee is on capitol hill with the latest from the battleground state. >> from president obama, this is proof that his policies are working, but for mitt romney, the unemployment rate now at 7.8% doesn't tell the whole story. at a rally a in virginia, a smiling president obama took full advantage of september's jobs report. >> more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> reporter: the unemployment rate fell to 7.8%. marking the first time it's been below 8% during his presidency. >> today's excuse is not an excuse to talk down the economy to score a few political point. >> reporter: political points is exactly what mitt romney was going for while talking to voters in virginia. >> this president calls his policies going forward. i call his policies forewarned. >> reporter: romney said the unemployment rate fell because people gave up. >> when i'm president of the united states, that, that unemployment ra
of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild amera by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse e practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys want to go to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs/pharmacy. accepts united healthcare nefit plans. find a clininic near you at captioned by the national captioning institute this is abc 7 news at 6:00, on your side. a task force has released recommendations for a more system. electrical >> putting power lines underground. saysnor marti o'malley to an increase $2$1 to to w dollars -- to bills. >> a private survey indicates growth may be affecting hiring. they say private-sector companies a
that president obama's initial level was a bit down. mitt romney was concise. he was assertive. we had seen all those things during the republican primary season. i wasn't surprised about that, but was surprised president obama didn't have the energy level to meet it. >> we had mentioned the surveys that have come out. and most people who watched it seemed to think that romney won. steve handelsman showed us that headline. when does that translate, or does it translate in the polling? >> that's the great question. we haven't seen ygreat surveys. some folks believe this electorate is locked in there. then again, this could end up having some type of change. i would just warn people a little bit, that sometimes you end up having this one debate, we saw george w. bush lose his first debate in 2004. we saw ronald reagan lose his debate against walter mondale in 1984, and those two were able to win the election. >> was this as chris christie said today, a wipeout or give the president a new opening? >> it gives him a potential new opening. the biggest thing we're going to see, and we won't be sure a
will sit down with leaders, democratic leaders. >> governor romney will have i busy first day because he will also repeal obamacare which will not be very popular as you are sitting down with them. >> the vice presidential candidates had their one and only show downnext week. once the debates are completed near the end of this month, there will only be about two more months in the campaign season. >>> the zingers were not flying last night. but romney managed to bring big bird into the debate. yes, big bird. we are talking about sesame street big bird. we'll talk more about that coming up later this hour. thi >>> some of our other top stories this morning, a 72-year- old man is in critical condition after avicious beating outside his silver spring home. he was found unconscious near a dumpster near his apartment on gar lapped avenue tuesday morning. he headed out to go shopping around 8:00 monday night and never made it home. police think robbery may have been the motive and are asking anyone with information to come forward. >>> in fairfax county, the search is for i ateenager missing s
to talk down the economy to score political points but a reminder the country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: across the state, mitt romney casts doubt on the numbers. >> the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today, on the day that the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be around 11% and that is the real reality of what is happening out there. >> reporter: the president's fairfax speech had been aimed at the women issues. >> and i don't think a working mom in arlington should wait to get a mammogram because money is tight. i don't think a college studentsho should have to choose between text books or the preventive care show needs. >> reporter: supporters of the president said this speech was a return to form for a president who they admit was off his game in the first debate. >> i recognize that. i don't know why that was. all i do know is that that is the attitude he needs to bring to the next debate. >> clear -- >> clearly, both of the presidential campaigns covet virginia. this is president obama's 17th trip to
of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. president obama: during the last weeks of this campaign... there will be debates, speeches, and more ads. but if i could sit down with you, in your living room or... around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say. when i took office, we were losing nearly eight hundred... thousand jobs a month, and were mired in iraq. today, i believe that as a nation we are... moving forward again. but we have much more to do to get folks back to work and... make the middle class secure again. now, governor romney believes that with even bigger... tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations... on wall street, all of us will prosper. in other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down... policies that led to the crisis in the first place. so what's my plan? first, we create a million new manufacturing jobs... and help businesses double their exports... give tax breaks to
-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> a new effort tonight to clear up confusion over the new red top parking meters in d.c. emergency legislation earlier this year put the program on hold after furious drivers complained about getting $250 parking tickets. tomorrow council member mary shay will introduce a bill to outline the rules. only drivers with placards or license plates that permit handy capped parking will be allowed to park at the red topped meters. it will be compliant with the americans with disabilities ability. >>> martin o'malley threw down the gauntlet for mcdonnell today. they were on wtop radio. >> we can have a discussion how we can work together, to create jobs, an opportunity now and can be followed immediately by a push-up contest. >> a push-up contest? a mcdonanell's spokesperson sai, we already kind of have our own gubernatorial push-up. both states' unemployment rates rose slightly in july. . >> take that. that's smack talk. >>> fi
america strong. while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> police in springfield, virginia are investigating yet another attack on a teenager. they're trying to determine if this one is connected to several other attacks. a 15-year-old girl was walking on hibling avenue near exmore street about 7:15 tuesday night when she was fondled from behind. now, this is the fourth similar attack in the area in the last month. all of the victims describe the attacke
, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message >> welcome back. good morning, washington. brian van de graaff. have chilly temperatures. it is not in this cold since late april. 46 downtown, 37 in frederick and gaithersburg, 36 in winchester right now. martinsburg. until in the air. satellite picture shows showers from yesterday. have clouds this morning and it's a little foggy off to the west. sunshine early this morning, high-pressure scooting and another system passing to our south. a couple showers possible this evening. sunshine tomorrow and then a few more clouds by the middle of the week. will climbratures 50's.the let's check in with angela foster. we're having some trouble hearing angelo wright now. 4:44. columbus day. the department of public works not ticket drivers today expired meters or limit in the time residential zones. >> it is chilly outside. degrees in the district. colder in the outlying areas. >> "saturday night live" joked about the presidential debate. what to big bird had to say
on this story. >> reporter: hi, pat, thanks. down at vmi today, romney said particularly in the case of the conflict involving the israelis, arabs and iran, that only with a new president would we get the chance he says we need to start over. at virginia military institute -- >> it's time to change the course in the month. >> reporter: mitt romney claimed president obama made a mistake in pulling back overseas. >> our friends and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership, they want more. >> reporter: that goes, said romney, for the muslim world, from libya to syria to iran. he suggested obama policies in libya let al qaeda get strong enough to kill our ambassador. in syria, romney would get the rebels heavy weapons, despite the administration's fear they'll end up in the hands of al qaeda. and romney claimed he'd be tougher on iran about nuclear weapons. >> this is a dangerous situation. >> reporter: romney said president obama's making it more dangerous by resisting israeli prime minister netanyahu, aapparently willingness to attack iranian nuke plants. >> i know t
's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> reporter: while romney aides continue to play down expectations for the debate, new jersey governor chris christie continued to ramp them up on monday. >> it's a huge night. had a bad couple of weeks, and we want to turn this around, and if you want to turn it around, you've got to perform on the biggest stage. >> reporter: speaking of turning around, a slew of national polls have come out in the last couple of days all showing the same thing. mitt romney inching back up, only a few points behind, down anywhere from two to four points. what's interesting here about the numbers, savannah is, president obama's numbers sort of locked in place at 49. the fluidity is in mitt romney's number. >> chuck todd in denver this mornings thank you. >>> bill o'reilly is the host of "the o'riley factor" and author of the new book "killing camelot," in stores today. >> nice to see you. >> i've heard you say on your show polls don't really matter until after the debates which i take it to mean you do think these debates are incredibly important. >> fro
virginia to that list. the next half level down is north carolina. clearly, governor romney is stronger in florida and virginia. those are very competitive states right now. all i know is someplace where he does need a significant comeback. fred's points are well-taken. for a lot of voters, the election started last night. if he is going to have a comeback in ohio, it started last night. >> president obama won last time, beating senator mccain by seven points. part of it was 66% of the vote among 18-29-year-old, a large percentage of latino voters, african-americans were like 95% to 4% or something like that. the african-american support is very strong. let's assume parity for this time. as you suggested, the turnout levels among latino voters and, i would add, young voters, is very much questionable. when i go on campuses, i cannot find a pulse. there might be a couple of people behind the table to register people and nobody in front of the table, registering. there is no pulse there. is it safe to say that a seven- point margin becomes six or five or four, ticking turnout down among t
in the all important swing state. >> yeah, governor romney and his wife were down in florida yesterday campaigning hard and getting a pretty good reception. let's look at ann romney with some of the voters yesterday. >> every year, the median income in america-- >> and you are a tremendous asset to your husband. >> i appreciate that. you know, i-- we're doing everything we can, my boys, myself just out there working as hard as we can. >> well, i really believe that your husband is going to be-- i think they will have as much as ronald reagan did, he's going to do bet. >> i felt that for a long time. >> well, the wives of course in in race have high approval rating and favor ann romney and favor michelle obama, the wives are a huge asset. >> and president obama was off the campaign trail yesterday and finally celebrating his wedding anniversary, as you know fell on the night of the debate. so mitt romney was unencumbered on the campaign trail. there was no response that the president could give to anything that mitt romney did. and mitt romney seemed to energize after the debate. >> eve
romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> american airlines says it will inspect several planes after several seats became loose in flight. the first incident happened saturday on a flight from boston to miami. the second on monday when a flight from new york to miami had to return to the airport. no one was injured. the airline says there may be a problem with the particular model of seats fitting into the track used to secure the seats. >>> check your nut butters. a recall over salmonella fears is expanding. sunland incorporated added all monday butter, cashew butter, and tahini and other products to the recall list after 30 illnesses were linked to the company's products. salmonella symptoms usually show up within 12 to 72 hours after exposure and most dangerous to children and the elderly and people with weak immune systems. >> allison, lunch got a little more expensive at dc food trucks. the owners had always paid a flat $1,500 tax. but now, the city is implementing
dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> this morning the white house and buckingham palace are transformed to support the fight against breast cancer. the pink lights will remain on throughout october. in this month's official proclamation to kickoff breast cancer month, the president urges mammograms as a key to early detection. >> a lot of significant or landmark buildings are being lit up there. >> empire state building. >> in new york city and also in london. again, you see the white house here, looks like think maybe just turned off the light. am i right? i'm told they're still on. it's just dark in our monitors. it's maybe dark, tom kierein, because of clouds that are here and more that are rolling in. >> and some rain. so have an umbrella handy. >>> we take a look at the radar. light green into montgomery county, loudoun county, points west. it's raining a little harde
debate, president obama and mitt romney are doing the same thing, they are playing down their own debating skills. they are taughting the other's talents, the latest poll shows a close gap. karen traverse has more from washington. >> reporter: this campaign has been going on for nearly two years. finally, it is debate season for the nominees. the time when americans seem to really start paying attention. president obama is rehearsing with john kerry while mitt romney is squaring off against rob portman. both have challenges and check lifts. is working on shorter answers and trying to avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. democrats say he needs to look strong and forceful and not appear irritated or i am pat. >> they are trying to get him in the mode of being able to answer questions short and to the point. so it is more like his man errisms, style, and the way he comes across. >> reporter: and mitt romney, he has to seem friend li err, after the 47% comments. he needs to show compassion and connect with voters. romney arrived in colorado to continue his
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that romney's tax plan is more than a trickle down economics. what does romney have to say in response? next a call from alan in maryland, independent in washington you see suburbs. have you made up your mind yet? caller: i have not. >> what would you be looking for tonight? caller: i would like to find a candidate that is courageous enough to outlaw cigarettes in order to save lives and reduce health care costs. i think it is time that we take some dramatic action. i am a lung cancer survivor and i lost a daughter to lung cancer last year. i would like to see someone take an active part in outlying cigarettes. >> how will you make up your mind about who to vote for? caller: i would like to hear an answer to that question. >> if it is not ask, how we make a drama? -- make up your mind? caller: on the basis of the one who will do the most to develop jobs in the future. the economic situation is so bad. i have a 20-year-old grandson who is still looking -- 28-year- old grandson still looking for work. it is tough out there. >> thank you for your call tonight. trevor on twitter sends us this qu
's comments about cutting funding to pbs. >> elmo has to watch out, too. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> and finally, it's what supporters had hoped he would have brought up at the debate, the 47% comment made by romney at a fund raising event missing the portion of americans expected to vote for the president. >> it takes more than one party. it certainly can't happen if you are willing to write off half the nation before you take office. >> surrounded by supporters. >> we are strong and we're going to contin fighting forward. >> mr. obama hopes to keep the swing state of virginia blue for the second time in 48 years. >> if you'll vote for me in november, we will win a fairfax county again. >> at george mason university, surae chin 9news now. >> as you know, there are two more presidential debates. the next scheduled for tuesday, october 16. >>> the new estimate puts the deficit for the 2012 budget year at $1.1 trillion. this is the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits under president
hunkered down in nevada. >> mitt romney's campaign called tonight's debate a restart of the campaign. this morning on the "today" show, stephanie cutter and former republican candidate rick santorum laid out what both candidates hope to accomplish in denver. >> i think the test for both candidates is who is going to lay out a vision, a details, specific vision of how to move the country forward. i think the candidate that does that will win the test. american people are going to sit at home looking for details. president obama is going to continue to do that. he's been having that conversation for some time. mitt romney has not done that. tonight offers him the opportunity to do that. >> we are not talking about accomplishing a lot. two or three things to accomplish. one is to show he is in command, he's in control, he understands the job of the presidency. he put barack obama on the defense where he should be given his horrific record on the economy and national security. i think he will do that and be tough with the president. i don't think the president will react well to that. i
, admitting he may not have been at his best in denver. the president took time to criticize mitt romney, going after what he claims is romney's plan for $5 trillion in tax cuts and cuts to pbs to help close the deficits. >> for you moms and kids out there, somebody is cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo has made a run for the border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he's bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> president obama will continue campaigning in california today, with a star studded event in san francisco, including john legend and >>> meanwhile, mitt romney returns to virginia today as he laughs off what looked like an uncomfortable situation in florida. the republican nominee was taking pictures with staff at a restaurant in port st. lucie when one of the staffers wiped romney's face with a napkin. romney can be seen laughing off the situation, but appears to be a little uncomfortable. >>> prepare for a month full of debates. this thursday vice president biden and congressman paul ryan will face off in their firs
job on budgeting and spending. romney beat the president 50- 43%. >> when it gets down to the ballot itself, although he's ahead still on the most important issue in people's minds, he's still behind overall largely because of that likability factor. >> but on which candidate would stand up for the middle class, the poll found the president won 51- 43% over romney, but kennedy says the president still needs to make his case to close the deal. >> i think the thing that obama needs to accomplish is he needs to show people he has a plan for how to grow the economy. >> while the campaigns are downplaying debate expectations -- >> government romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> he needs to give the american people the choice that we're offering. >> what's not debating is the interest. the live audience is invitation only, so that means the tv audience is expected to be in the millions. between the two candidates mitt romney is actually the more battle tested of the two having taken part in some 20 primary debates on his way to the republican nomination. president obama on the ot
't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> and now, from washington's leading news station, this is news4 today. >>> looking at the stories making headlines, right now at 5:29, policy issues, not zingers, were the focus of the first presidential debate. >>> a maryland man fighting for his life after police say he was the target of a brutal beating and robbery. >>> and d.c.'s taxi commission is backing away from a plan to charge you more to take a cab to a nats game. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning. good morning to you. >> welcome back to news4 today on this thursday, october 4th. a live look at the nation's capital. we can see the capital dome this morning, a far cry from what we had this time yesterday. a bit of a warm start for a lot of us as well right now. >> that's right. let's check in with tom kierein. >> you guys were at nats park yesterday afternoon. >> yeah, it was a great game. it was pretty steamy. especially for october. >>
>> reporter: hi, jim. down in vmi today, mitt romney said particularly in the conflict involving the israelis, the arabs and iran, only with a new president would we get the chance romney says we need to start over. at virginia military institute -- >> it's time to change course in the middle east. our friends and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership, they want more. >> reporter: that goes, said romney, for the muslim world, from libya to syria to iran. he suggested obama policies in libya let al qaeda get strong enough to kill our ambassador. in syria, romney would get the rebels heavy weapons, despite the administration's fear they will end up in the hands of al qaeda. and romney claimed he would be tougher on iran about nuclear weapons. >> this is a dangerous situation. >> reporter: romney said president obama's making it more dangerous by resisting israeli prime minister netanyahu's apparent willingness to attack iranian nuke plants. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more pros pous middle east, along with us. i share this hope. but h
romney bel bves that with even bigger... tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations... on wall street, all of us will prosper. in other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down... policies that led to the crisis in the first place. so what's my plan? first, we create a million new manufacturing jobs... and help businesses double their exports... give tax brereaks to companies that... invest in america, not that ship jobs overseas. second, we cut our oil imports in half and produce more... american-made energy. oil, clean coal, natural gas... and new resources like wind, solar, and biofuels. all while doubling the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks. third, we ensure that we maintain the best workforce... in the world by preparing a hundred thousand additional... math and science teachers; training two million... americans with the job skills they need our community... colleges; cutting the growth of tuition in half and... expanding student aid so more americans can afford it. fourth, a balanced plan to reduce our deficit by... four trillion dollars ove
called a poor debate performance. yesterday he took aim at the change romney is promising during a rally at the university of wisconsin. >> fame, top down economic policies that got us into this mess. that's not a jobs plan. it's not a plan for our economy. it's not a plan to strengthen the middle class. it is not change. it is a relapse. >> this is the second day in the commonwealth for mitt romney. yesterday he and running mate paul ryan were both in fishersville outside charlottesville, where they got the endorsement of the national rifle association. they also tried to build some momentum on that debate from wednesday and did more attacking of the president. >> i got the chance to ask the president questions that people across the country have wanted to ask him, such as why is it that he pushed obama care at a time when we had 23 million people out of work? >> later today, romney will head to another swing state, florida, for a rally in st. petersburg. >> with fresh momentum from the debate, the former governor is also trying to distance himself from controversial comments caught on
-- what happens if romney is elected and decides to go down the austerity program, slashing government spending, puts someone else in charge of the federal reserve and the person decides we need to get a lot the of the programs quickly. >> even if we stopped the programs then the economy looks bad and when i get worried it's late 2013 and we're in a recession, oh, we didn't mean to go here. what are we going to do and i'm wondering do the democrats come back and try inflation again? i would argue that inflation is probably the worst problem because the republicans are going to chicken out. >> and it lasts much longer. john, thanks. we're going to spend more time with you as soon as we can. >> we're going to take a quick break. as we head to that break we'll talk about the rams disrupting the cardinals undefeated season in thursday night football. highlights in this weekend's key matchup are after this and still to come obama surrogate and maryland governor martin o'malley, he was in denver for the debate, heard both candidates take on job creation and the economy. he'll join us at the
's not just is he more down to earth than mitt romney, it's the whole package, the familiar li. they just sort of -- people connect with them even anti-obama voters. >> i think the hardest thing to do is to advice a campaign that's been running for four years. i don't work for them and they know way more about what they're facing than i do. my advice to them would be simple because they've got a lot of things to worry about. i think he needs to close the deal. i think he needs to say it's not about mitt romney anymore. i think what last night showed, it's about barack obama 6789 and i don't think they ran like they had this in the bag. i think they always figured this was going to be a close election which is why they started attacking mitt romney even before he was a nominee. i think their iv their number one imp per tive is to answer the question. and i think when they answer the question for the american people which we did in charlotte, and we've done it before, we can do it again. when they answer that question, that's when he will win reelection. >> there's no question that obama is -- t
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